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Maysaa Shuja Al-Deen

About Maysaa

Maysaa Shuja al Deen is a non resident fellow at Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. Her writing and analyses have been featured in many media outlets such as, Jadaliyya, Assafir al Araby, al Araby al Jadeed, and Al-monitor.

Shuja Al-deen holds a master’s degree in Islamic Studies from the American University in Cairo. The focus of her thesis was the Radicalization of Zaydism.

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The Baha’is in Yemen: From Obscurity to Persecution and Exile

The Baha’i religion is relatively new to Yemen, reaching the coastal regions and Yemeni islands in the mid-19th century. The estimated 2,000 Baha’i …

Presidential Councils in Yemen: Exploring Past Attempts at Power Sharing and Possibilities for the Future

During the past six years of war, President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi has failed in administering the situation in Yemen on the military and political…

Don’t Import the Libyan Model to Yemen

In early February, the UN announced that 74 influential Libyan politicians and factional and tribal representatives gathered in Geneva had successfull…

Trump’s Endgame: Weighing a Houthi FTO Designation

As US President Donald Trump’s administration winds down, reports have emerged that Washington is once again considering the idea of designating the a…

The Houthis: From the Sa’ada Wars to the Saudi-led Intervention

In February 2010, former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh casually declared in a speech that the Sa’ada Wars were over. Six rounds of fighting betw…

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